Poems of Mourning (Everyman's Library)

Poems of Mourning (Everyman's Library)

by Peter Washington (Editor)

Hardcover(with bookmark)

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Saluting, lamenting and honoring the dead are the poet's primal tasts in all ages. Whether it be Ben Jonson pining for his son, Keats and Rilke envisaging their own demise, Wilfred Owen commemorating comrades in war, or Homer's Odysseus grieving over his dog—all give expression to the universal need for mourning. But mourning has many forms and moods, and this collection explores them all, from Tennyson's black grief to Whitman's radiant melancholy, from Hardy's despair to Rochester's humor, from Sassoon's anger to Christina Rossetti's tender resignation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375404566
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Series: Pocket Poets Series
Edition description: with bookmark
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 618,827
Product dimensions: 4.39(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Peter Washington is the editor of many of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets, including Love Poems, and is the author of Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, andMisfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America.

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